Crash Reporting Now Available Online in Florida

by Carmen Dellutri on November 8, 2013

Sarasota personal injury attorneyFlorida residents can now report minor motor vehicle accidents online.

Under Florida law, drivers involved in a crash that does not require a police report must still submit their own written report to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles within ten days of the crash. The new online form allows drivers to easily and quickly report the necessary information.

It is import at to emphasize that the online reporting system is only available for certain types of Florida traffic crashes. The criteria include:

  • No injuries resulted from the crash (no report of pain or discomfort or visible injuries)
  • No vehicle involved in the crash required a tow truck (wrecker)
  • The crash did not involve an intoxicated driver
  • The crash did not involve a "hit and run" vehicle (all vehicles involved must have been occupied)
  • The crash did not involve a commercial motor vehicle.

All other types of crashes require the involvement of local law enforcement. The Driver Report of Traffic Crash can be found at: http://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/misc/CrashReport/

For additional tips on what to do after a motor vehicle accident, please see our prior posts.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Port Charlotte motor vehicle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Port Charlotte injury attorneys for a free consultation.

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